Michael Barnhill

Member Since 2016

Michael Barnhill


Specialist ID

Atlanta Area

The self proclaimed “World's Preeminent Badge Holder Expert”, Michael Barnhill is a musician, father, athlete, husband, and co-founder of Specialist ID, Inc. Through his dedication to building the best badge holder company in the world, he’s been an integral part of the phenomenal growth and longevity of Specialist ID, a business that began in a dorm room in 2002 and now celebrates its fourth year in a row on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. Customer driven, product focused, and with passion for badge holders, branding, and e-commerce, Michael is a lifelong learner who is enjoying watching his vision of becoming “The Nike of badge holders” become a reality.


  • Amazon
  • Ecommerce
  • Copywriting


March 12th, 2021

11 Virtual Team-Building Activities Your Employees Will Love

The world of work has changed significantly over the last year, with many companies moving to fully remote work. With this new environment comes a new way of managing. As teams are physically separated, it becomes even more important for leaders to find ways to bring them together. To offer some ideas on how to build such camaraderie, 11 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their thoughts on the following question:

March 12th, 2021

15 Free Tools Solopreneurs Can Use to Start Their Business on a Budget

When an entrepreneur starts a business, the immediate concern is how much it will cost to set up. Cost can sometimes seem like a barrier to entry for those hopeful business owners looking to get started on a budget. Luckily, evolving tech has provided many free alternatives to the paid tools other professionals use.

February 11th, 2021

10 Important Pieces Of Leadership Advice That Will Always Be Relevant

Being a leader is more than running meetings and managing a team. It’s a skill that takes a lifetime to master, and there will always be room to grow as a mentor, coach and source of inspiration to your employees.

January 25th, 2021

Angry Customer? 8 Ways to Diffuse the Situation

You can't avoid the occasional upset customer, but you can quickly and effectively smooth things over.


Specialist ID

Specialist ID is a family-owned and operated business, incorporated in 2001. We provide ourselves on customer service and concern for you and your business. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, Churches, Schools, The Federal Government as well as SMEs and individuals.


  • ID Badge Holders
  • Lanyards
  • Retractable Reels


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